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Vernon Jordan '57 to Honor Rev. Jesse Jackson, Raise Funds for Scholarship Foundation

October 5, 2006

Vernon Jordan Classroom.jpgOctober 5, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "National notable" Vernon E. Jordan Jr. will be among the honorees at an October 28 fundraiser in Chicago, reports that city's Defender. Jordan, former president of the National Urban League and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, and others including U.S. Representatives Maxine Waters and John Lewis, will "help the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition fame, celebrate his 65th birthday during a gigantic party and fundraiser for the Jackson Scholarship Foundation." The event, co-chaired by Camille Cosby (wife of comedian Bill Cosby), will take place at the South Shore Cultural Center.

Read more at the newspaper's Web site.

Vernon Jordan and Lee Hamilton '52 are serving on the Iraq Study Group. Among the panel's eight other members are Sandra Day O'Connor and James Baker. Details can be found in this previous article.

Jesse Jackson came to the DePauw campus to deliver a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture on December 3, 1992. A story and video clip can be accessed here.